Joe Pa sings for his supper

jopa
Paterno and Borda, hitting a note.

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno sang with his supper Thursday at the High Note Cafe @ Franco & Luigi's, at 13th and Tasker Streets in South Philly.

Chef-owner Franco Borda, who routinely strolls the dining room to serenade patrons, got Joe Pa on his feet for a duet of "O Solo Mio."

Paterno and his friends enjoyed the roasted peppers, hot sausage with broccoli rabe, pasta, and seafood, veal, and chicken platter, washed down by assorted wines.

The lineman-size Borda, whose playing days are long ago, kiddingly asked the 83-year-old legend about a starting position in the 2010-11 Nittany Lions lineup, and the coach (also kiddingly) suggested he keep his day job.

Continue Reading